Three men were arrested at Fall On the Green after police observed one of them stashing a one-hitter and cannabis in the flower beds in front of the Oak Lawn Library, reports said.
Daniel Holdcroft, 21, of Worth was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, and Mohammed Ziko, aka as Jacob Ziko, 19, of Bridgeview was charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
Andrew T. Miller, 22, of Harvey, was charged with felony possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
Oak Lawn police detectives were patrolling the festival around 11:09 p.m. Sept. 6, when they observed the three men hanging in the doorway of the Oak Lawn Library at 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
Detectives had made contact with the three 45 minutes prior, when Ziko and Miller, both admitted members of Satan’s Disciples, and Holdcroft told them they were just leaving the fest, reports said.
Ziko and Holdcroft were observed walking northbound on Raymond to Oak Avenue, while Miller was observed walking over to a flower bed outside of the library and placing something on the ground, police said.
Approximately two minutes later, Ziko and Holdcroft returned, and the three sat down together at a table when detectives approached them.
Another detective walked over to the flower bed where he recovered a bag with a leafy green substance and one-hitter, reports said.
At the point, Miller allegedly jumped from his seat and attempted to walk away. The detective activated his Taser and ordered Miller to the ground, according to the report.
Police said that Miller complied with the detective’s orders and he was placed under arrest. He was searched and found to be in possession of a digital scale consistent with weighing cannabis, police said.
While the detective was searching Miller, Ziko allegedly said: “That’s my weed, that’s my pipe. I put it there.”
Ziko was also taken into custody. Another detective arrived and asked Holdcroft if he was in possession of anything illegal, reports said.
According to police, Holdcroft told detectives that he had a knife in his pocket. The detective removed the knife and Holdcroft said the knife was activated by pressing a button.
All three were walked over to police station. Police said that Miller refused to give a statement.
Informed of the charges, Ziko asked how he could be be charged with possession of cannabis. The detective reminded him that he had admitted to the contraband being his own, reports said.
Ziko reportedly stated, “Yeah, I admitted to it but you can't prove that I said it was mine last night.”
Ziko’s next court appearance is Oct. 3. Holdcroft is also due back in court on Oct. 3.
Miller was found to be on probation, but the Illinois Department of Corrections did not issue a probation violation, police said. He appeared in bond court on Sept. 8.
The leafy green substance tested positive for cannabis. Police also confiscated Miller’s phone, which they said contained several messages consistent with selling narcotics, reports said.